On 10 August, the Greek government formally approved the establishment of a national NESTOR Institute for Deep Sea Research, Technology and Neutrino Astroparticle Physics. Its headquarters are at Pylos in Navarino bay, 300 km south of Athens.

Supported by local, regional and national governments and under the interim directorship of Leo Resvanis, NESTOR's goal is to build a large underwater neutrino detector for deployment nearby. Development work has been under way for some time.